Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

144 Rolex Very Well Preserved and Desirable, GMT-master, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold, With Sweep Center Seconds and Date, Reference 1675

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 48,100

Lot Description

Model: GMT Master
Reference: 1675
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1970
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1570
Case N°: 2 402 760
Dimensions: 39 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The first GMT Master, realized in 1954, was born to be a real tool watch but the following models soon began to be manufactured in precious metal for a lavish touch. Rolex indeed introduced a totally new style surprising the public with one of the first sports watches ever produced in gold: cased in 18K yellow gold, the present reference 1675 is a representative of the “luxury evolution” of the GMT-Master series. Moreover, has been set aside by the iconic bicolor bezel for a new one in full brown. This lot is preserved in very beautiful conditions with nice lugs: the crown guards, introduced with this model, are still cool and defined. The brown bezel above mentioned is slowly fading but its style brown-gold perfectly matches with the case and dial. The dial has indeed been realized in a dark brown color with applied luminous yellow-gold batons, triangular and dot indexes, for this reason also known as nipple dial given the particular shape of these numbers. The outer minute/second division is open while it is for sure present the aperture for the date, magnified by the cyclops lens on the crystal glass. The caliber is the automatic 1570 with Microstella regulating screws. The present lot strikes not only for the great conditions of preservation but also for its gorgeous yellow-gold Jubilee bracelet.